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on to michigan, which is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still a top tier candidate. >> i have no doubt president obama will be a one-term president. >> reporter: and for the others, florida is a fight for survival. >> barack obama has been the best food stamp president in american history. >> this is the most important election in your lifetime. >> this economy is on life support. >> reporter: the trail to 2012, getting shorter, but not easier. brian moore, nbc news. >>> again, herman cane won the straw poll. rick perry came in second, mitt romney came in third. more than 2,600 people voted in that straw poll today. >>> prosecutors in italy asked an appeals judge to put amanda knox in jail for the rest of her life. knox and her ex-boyfriend were accused of killing her roommate. both maintain their innocence. knox's lawyers say key evidence was tampered with, at her last trial knox was sentenced to 26 years. prosecutors are fighting for longer prison terms, a longer prison term. a verdict is expected in about two weeks. >>> some of the w
in detroit, right here in the mid west. >> reporter: but in michigan, what the president needs for re-election, unemployment is at 10.9%. the nation stuck at 9.1. on thursday night, mr. obama will call for a new jobs stimulus, spending on roads and bridges. >> we've got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now. there is work to be done, and there are workers ready to do it. laborers on board, business on board, we just need congress to get on board. >> reporter: but some in the president's own party fear he'll compromise too fast, and ask too little. >> it has to be a huge effort, $1 trillion or more. and i think the president has to fight for it. you cannot start out by anticipating what you want won't get. >> his republican wry value said the problem is the president. >> having never worked in the private sector, having never had a real job, it isn't surprising he doesn't know how to create a real job. >> you don't have to have a phd in economics from harvard to really understand how to get america back working again. >> reporter: three days u
did some searching. i was able to actually find a small $6,000 grant from the state of michigan. but i have never done solar, i didn't know square one about how it was done. we bought panels, we figured out how to do it, and that was our first system. we needed to monitor the power and be able to track how much was coming in and out, and i did find products that would do this for us, but those products could cost thousands of dollars. you know, we didn't have a thousand dollars. we invented a way to read utility meters for essentially free. ♪ my goal is to see a cloud. and i want to see a nice smooth solar graph and then i want it to dip a little bit and know that a cloud just went over the solar panels. my wildest dreams is to have 100 locations in ypsilanti, all on solar ypsi, all being tracked in real time and ypsilanti would be the place to come for solar information. when i started, i was searching and i was looking in ten or twelve difference places, and so now we have a website where information has already been collated so someone can search on solar, find this site and hopef
to succeed. 17-year-old ray of michigan says that teachers who go the extra mile have the biggest impact on students of the 21st century. >> one teacher i had, he would even on the weekends -- that's how they tutored. tutored on skype and facebook chat. >> ann curry moderated the discussion noting a government stat that a student drops out every 26 seconds in this country. stephanie torres, now 22, studying on her own for a ged left because there was no support. >> working in the supermarket. i couldn't get any other job. if i wasn't given that option of not going to school and forced to go to school and had somebody supporting me, whether it be my mom or teacher or coach, it would have made a big difference in my life. >> reporter: it is important for teachers and policymakers to know not every student will go to college. they say kids are hurt when they learn to pass tests rather than learn for the sake of knowledge. >> we are not critically thinking on each question. we are going to each question and going okay, i read this last night. let me mark this one because i know that this one
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